Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Referee has Georgian handbags under control, or so he thinks

It all seemed like it was under control, as Kharebi and Armazai battled it out in Round 12 of Didi 10, their local championship, but suddenly.. MORE »

Sunday, February 04, 2018

New Zealand teenage sensation makes terrible decision, but then does this

Etene Nanai-Seturo showed why he is currently the talk of New Zealand, but his inexperience showed against France at the inaugural Hamilton Sevens. MORE »

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

David Halifonua ends young Will Jones's game with punishing tackle

Will Jones learned the hard way that running straight at Gloucester's Tongan hitman David Halaifonua is not a good idea. The 30-year-old has numerous victims, with Jones the latest in a long line of players who will have stories to tell from the times they went up against him. MORE »

Monday, January 29, 2018

Filthy tackle leaves Josua Tuisova seeing red

Certainly no stranger to the highlight reels, Toulon winger Josua Tuisova found himself on the opposite end of the spectrum this past weekend after an extremely dangerous tackle on Bordeaux-Begles's Blair Connor. MORE »

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Semi Radradra makes huge hit and scores two tries against future club

Fijian powerhouse Semi Radraga had an excellent game against Bordeaux Begles on Saturday, making this thumping tackle in the very first minute, then going on to score two well taken tries. He contributed to Toulon's 36-12 victory. MORE »

Thursday, January 25, 2018

#ThrowbackThursday: That time Luke Whitelock took down two All Blacks seconds apart

Super Rugby 2018 is less than a month away so as the Southern Hemisphere competition build up continues, here is a clip from two years ago that you'll probably enjoy. It features the youngest of the Whitelock brothers, as he went on a mini rampage against the Crusaders. MORE »

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Schalk Burger cited for this technically dangerous offence

Schalk Burger has been cited for alleged dangerous play during Saracens' Champions Cup Round 6 match against Northampton Saints on Saturday. Burger faced a disciplinary hearing in London on Tuesday night. MORE »

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

James Haskell suspension ruling after dangerous hit on Jamie Roberts

James Haskell has been suspended following an independent disciplinary hearing in London today. The Wasps flanker was red carded against Harlequins when he tackled Jamie Roberts high and slightly late. He will miss some of the Six Nations as a result. MORE »

Sunday, January 14, 2018

James Haskell facing ban after flying into Jamie Roberts' head

Wasps flanker James Haskell has publicly apologised for the brutal tackle on Jamie Roberts that earned him a straight red card late in their Champions Cup clash with Harlequins. With Haskell off the field, 'Quins snatched a dramatic 33-28 victory. MORE »

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Joe Marler and TJ Ioane both suspended after double altercation

Harlequins prop Joe Marler and Sale Sharks flanker TJ Ioane have both been handed suspensions following altercations between the two players just minutes apart. Each will have to sit out for a few weeks, with Marler missing part of the Six Nations. MORE »

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

'Run it Straight Challenge' doesn't end well for this guy

The 'Run It Straight Challenge' has been around on social media for a while now, originating with Rugby League fans in Australia. This latest one-on-one submission comes from the UK, and was brutal to say the least. MORE »

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Joe Marler's dangerous shoulder puts his Six Nations campaign in doubt

Harlequins front rower Joe Marler will be in doubt for this year's Six Nations campaign after he received a straight red card in Saturday night's Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks, which the latter edged 30-29 after a late referee decision. MORE »

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Sammy Arnold suspended after nasty high shot on Christian Lealiifano

Munster's Sammy Arnold faced a disciplinary hearing last night after being cited for this dangerous tackle on Ulster's Christian Lealiifano at the Kingspan Stadium on New Year's Day. He was issued a straight red card by referee Sean Gallagher. MORE »

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Dangerous 'chop tackle' causes bad knee injury, sparks debate

This tackle, that took place in Spain recently, has caused a large amount of debate on our social media pages after we shared it yesterday. The challenge, made by Alex Silvestre in the Spanish 2nd Division match in Valencia, unfortunately resulted in a bad knee injury. MORE »

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Edinburgh's Simon Berghan sent off for head stamp in 1872 Cup first leg

14-man Edinburgh produced the shock of the Pro14 season so far with an incredible last-minute victory over leaders Glasgow at Murrayfield. MORE »

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Clermont prop's brain explosion hands match to Pau seconds from time

Pau snatched victory from defending champions Clermont after replacement prop Beka Kakabadze lost his cool and effectively cost them the match. The 22-year-old Georgian lashed out in the final minutes of the game, earning a yellow card and giving away a crucial penalty. MORE »

Friday, December 22, 2017

Bizarre few seconds of WWE rugby with piledriver and headbutt leading to ban

Nothing declares you want to spend several weeks on the sidelines like head-butting an opponent. Racing 92 back Juan Imhoff will do just that after head-butting Castres scrum half Rory Kockott in their match this past weekend. MORE »

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nigel Owens puts moaner in his place after Kahn Fotuali'i demolishes scrumhalf

Samoan scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i, who recently signed a new deal to stay on at Bath, made this cracking hit on his opposite number at the weekend. Bath claimed a 26-21 win, and this tackle was one of the many highlights of the match, and even included a trademark Nigel Owens comment. MORE »

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cian Healy leads with shoulder but somehow escapes red card

In their Champions Cup match on Saturday, Leinster came from behind to beat Exeter and remain at the top of Pool 3. However, they were lucky to finish at full-strength as prop Cian Healy was only shown a yellow card for this reckless shoulder charge. MORE »

Monday, December 18, 2017

Referee knocked over then spat out of Montpellier and Glasgow Warriors brawl

Montpellier and Glasgow Warriors came to blows late in Saturday's European Champions Cup clash, with Springbok Bismarck Du Plessis at the center of it. Referee JP Doyle was also in the middle of the melee, as he was knocked over then spat out as multiple players joined in. MORE »

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